Tips for Locating Research Materials


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What is the most important first step when planning a research paper?

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1. Which research material can be found in library databases such as EBSCO?

2. For which type(s) of reference materials does Google News have indexes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Finding credible resources is a crucial step in writing a research paper. This quiz/worksheet combo will assess your understanding of different kinds of resources as well as where to find them, and how to plan for researching.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to recall:

  • Information about academic journal articles
  • The first step to planning a research paper
  • What materials are provided by Google News
  • A good source for finding statistics
  • Which research materials are found in library databases

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about where to find sources from the related research materials lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the difference between academic journals and other kinds of research sources
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding using Google News, library databases, and academic journals for research
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of writing a research paper to answer questions about how to plan for writing and researching effectively

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about locating research materials to use in an academic or professional paper? Then check out the corresponding lesson, Tips for Locating Research Materials. This lesson answers the following questions:

  • What should I do before starting the writing assignment?
  • Where can I look for credible resources?
  • What can the library offer in terms of research materials?
  • What is the difference between an academic journal and a magazine?
  • How reliable are books and e-books?
  • Where can I access the best local information?